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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2002, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Need Ozzy Vocal Effect


I need information on Ozzy Osbournes vocal effects. I have no idea where to go on the 'net' for anything aon vocals. I know Ozzy used a harmonizer, but I need to know how to try and duplicate his 'tone'. Would a detune or chorus be best?? or can I use a digitech vocalist harmoniser. If so, how would it be best to use it??

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2002, 09:13 PM
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Most everything Ozzy records is just plain ol' double tracked...i.e., sung twice on two separate tracks. DLR did this on most of the VH recordings too.

If you have a vocal harmonizer and are limited on tracks (or looking to do it live), take a very very short delay - maybe 100ms or shorter - and pitch shift it down (or up) ever so slightly (use the 'fine tune' if there is one). If you're running stereo, pan the wet signal a bit to one side while sending the dry signal symetrically to the other side.

Chorus on a vocal will sound a little synthetic.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2002, 10:22 AM
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Uhh...a very BIG effect that Ozzy HEAVILY USES is an Autotuner (Antares Autotuner).

He doesn't sing quite as well as he used to and this masks a lot of the minor misses he has with nailing certain ranges.

I'd stick with the advice on the harmonizing above than the autotuner..but the autotuner does have a significant 'sound' effect on his voice.
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